Maskanda Music of Kwa Zulu Natal

Maskanda means a virtuoso instrumentalist who plays traditional music on the Western instruments. Maskanda' was termed after the Afrikaans word ' musikante ' to mean musician. Many words in Zulu are adapted from Afrikaans such as (tafel). Maskanda is music played by the man on the move. We used to say someone who was just walking playing his guitar was “umakikeleokwahe,” cutting it in his own way.